About LIZ FREEMAN
Liz Freeman came to the Naples Daily News in 1994 when she was 10, just kidding but don't do the math.
I moved to Naples after spending time in Fort Myers and Sarasota with a stint in between in Gainesville. I went to the University of Florida's journalism school, earning the bachelor of science degree as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I stayed in Gainesville for a while working at UF's Health Science Center doing medical reporting for the College of Medicine and other graduate schools in medical-related fields. That's where I got my interest in medical and health reporting.
In a previous life, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and political science from the Hobart & William Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The liberal arts colleges are located in the Finger Lakes region where snow was more common than the warm sun. Somehow, that experience played a role in my migration to Florida.
Infant mortality rate on decline in Collier County, state data shows
Published 05/18/2013 at 5 p.m.
As a whole nationally, the infant mortality rate has declined 12 percent from 2005 through 2011. Collier's is down and local medical officials offer analysis of the trend.
Seacrest graduate ready to open doors
Published 05/18/2013 at 5:11 a.m.
While some kids soend their free moments at school talking about what they are going to do over the weekend or parties, Seacrest Country Day School senior John Stiffler and his friends were trying to solve the world's problems.
Alan Horton named 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year in Collier
Published 05/17/2013 at 9:59 p.m.
Alan Horton has held leadership roles with several important civic organizations since he returned to Naples in late 2004, the year he retired as senior vice president of newspapers for the E.W. Scripps Co. in Cincinnati.
Lee doctor with Bonita office has license suspended over pain pill prescribing
Published 05/17/2013 at 5:40 a.m.
State health officials say a Lee County doctor who participated in the controversial stem-cell therapy on a patient was prescribing too many pain pills to patients in other cases.
Sunshine Pharmacy owner's brother third family member arrested this week
Published 05/15/2013 at 4:27 p.m.
The brother of the owner of Sunshine Pharmacy became the third member of the family arrested this week.
Sunshine Pharmacy owner's arrest in Naples part of 8-city Medicare fraud sweep
Published 05/15/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
The arrest of Sunshine Pharmacy owner and founder Del Parrish and his mother in Naples wasn't isolated -- a sweep in eight cities led to the Parrishes and other Medicare fraud arrests.
Owner of Collier-based Sunshine Pharmacy charged in federal court
Updated 05/14/2013 at 3:52 p.m.
Del Parrish, 44, owner of Sunshine Pharmacy and his mother have been charged in federal court, Justice Department records show. Parrish may have engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare Part D, Medicaid and Tricare military insurance.
BIG SHOES: Health, communications specialist takes on Planned Parenthood role in Naples
Published 05/14/2013 at 4 a.m.
Stephanie Marshall is stepping into the huge -- and battered -- shoes left by Char Wendel, as president of Planned Parenthood of Collier County.
Journalists from India get look at Shell Point retirement village's operations
Published 05/13/2013 at 6:15 a.m.
A half-dozen media members from India gathered to watch a slide show about affluent senior living in Shell Point Retirement Community near Sanibel Island.
NCH objects to HMA's plans for rehab center on Collier Boulevard
Published 05/11/2013 at 8 a.m.
Naples-based HMA has proposed a medical rehabilitation center in Collier County, but NCH Healthcare officials have objected to the state. Will that mean an end to the plans?
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